FAQ About Paternity and Other DNA Testing

  • A doctor’s order or a court order is not required to have a DNA test.
  • Mouth swabs and blood samples have the same DNA — both are equally accurate.
  • Accurate paternity testing can be performed when the mother is not available.
  • Client relationships and results are strictly confidential.
  • We can coordinate testing with parties living in different states or countries.
  • Persons under 18 years of age must have signature of legal guardian in order to be tested.

DNA Parentage Testing is the most reliable and powerful method of proving or disproving parentage.  It conclusively answers difficult questions, resolves disputes, helps streamline court proceedings and facilitates pretrial settlements.

Testing is based on a highly accurate analysis of the genetic profiles of the mother, child and alleged father. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the unique genetic blueprint within each nucleated cell in the body, determines a person’s genetic pattern and individual characteristics.  A child inherits half of the DNA pattern from the mother and half from the father.  If the mother’s and child’s patterns are known, the father’s can be deduced with virtual certainty.

  • A person attempting to win visitation or custody.
  • A parent going through a divorce.
  • A man who is wondering if a child is really his own.
  • A woman seeking child support from a man who denies he is the child’s father.
  • A person seeking to establish Social Security benefits, inheritance rights, or Native American tribal rights.
  • A person seeking to immigrate into the U.S. on the grounds that s/he is a blood relative of a citizen.
  • Someone wanting to identify biological grandparents or siblings.
  • Those who have received inconclusive results from other methods or who want a “second opinion”.
  • Someone wanting closure or peace of mind.

There are no age restrictions because DNA makeup is set at conception.  Testing is possible even before birth, and newborns can be tested safely at delivery using umbilical cord blood.  Samples can be taken from persons of any age, even post-mortem.  Our combined technologies are so powerful that the genetic patterns of a deceased father can be reconstructed from grandparents, siblings or other children.

DNA testing is the most conclusive and widely accepted method for testing biological relationships.  We’ve partnered with one of the leading laboratories that provide the most accurate and definitive results in the industry.  We routinely provide results with a probability of 99.99% or greater for inclusion and 100% for exclusion.

We can deliver the fastest results in the industry.  Results are available in 5 to 14 business days.  Urgent testing is available upon request.

Our lab is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, Clinical Lab Improvement Act and New York State Department of Health.  Our reports are recognized by courts in the U.S. and most countries.  Our test results are routinely 10 to 1,000 times more accurate than what the court requires for proof of parentage.

To ensure a strict chain-of-custody, all parties are positively identified, photographed and fingerprinted when samples are collected.  We store all DNA samples in a secured facility to ensure accurate, legally defensible results.  A notarized test report will be sent to all tested parties and attorneys if requested.  Expert testimony services are available.  No results are given over the phone.

Our goal is to keep DNA testing accessible and affordable to all, while maintaining excellence in quality and service.  Prices vary based on testing needs, please call for specific pricing.

We can quickly begin scheduling as soon as payment is received.  We can even arrange same day appointments for most cases.